10/29/2012

McCalls 3830 Pt. II

Good Morning All,

Hoping all are doing good this Monday and especially those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.  As of now we are experiencing rain and gusty wind.  The towering pine trees are definitely doing a great deal of swaying and the other trees are showering the area with leaves, right now all appears ok in my next of the woods.  Stay safe.

On to M3830, here is another rendition of it, using soleil embroidered faux leather.  Construction details Here




Great garment to add some retro to my wardrobe.


Paired the skirt with an old NY&Co. button front which I had to tweak & a basket weave/elastic belt that I'd purchased from a street vendor.


I have several of these blouses that I purchased years ago, love them but they are too long and a few could use tweaking in the side seams, for this one I just opted to shorten it, so I cut the hemmed portion

used the cut piece to trace off an 1+" from the hem line

serged the raw edge

fused steam-a-seam and straight stitched.

Perfect length now...




I've never owned riding boots mainly because I was having issues with the too wide circumference of the various boots that I had tried on over the years.  Also, I mainly wanted the boots for skirts and would try them on with  an A-line skirt and the look was so not flattering on me.  So I avoided riding boots for years.

Fast forward, a young lady in my office sported a pencil skirt with a pullover sweater & cute riding boots and I immediately commented how nice she looked and that I like the close fit of the boots at the calf.  She informed me that she had them modified, wherein she took them to the shoe repair and for $60 they can be modified for a closer fit.  Well, she didn't have to repeat that twice, went on a lil riding boot shopping excursion and was lucky to come across cute Bandolino riding boots.  Love at first sight.  Purchased them in dark brown and black and had them modified.

Inspired by my co-worker's outfit, I paired the skirt with a winter white v-neck pullover, skinny belt and my new modified riding boots. 


I'm a happy camper now....  Thanks Jacqueline for inspiring me.



Off to work on version III... I know... I know.... I am so hooked on M3830...teehee

Until then....
Have a Great Week and Stay Safe.



23 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This was the perfect fabric for this skirt and it looks great on you! I'm jealous of your ability to sew today as we sit and wait for the worse of the storm to hit. It's raining hard and the wind is blowing hard here too!

Sheila said...

Thanks Carolyn and hope you get to leave sooner rather than later. Stay safe.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great skirt Shelia. I like it best with the blouse and pumps! TFS

Opal said...

I love your outfit that color looks really good on you.

The Hojnackes said...

Love the skirt! I think I like the white pullover with it.

Adelaide B said...

Hot skirt! Great idea on the boots, too.

alethia said...

I love your fabric choice, it is awesome. I love both outfits, with the shoes and the boots. Ok I am off to finish my skirt and post later.

Clio said...

Great skirt!

Lori said...

Gorgeous skirt, Shelia.

Sheila said...

Thanks ladies. At some point I am sure I will get a chance to wear each view.

gwensews said...

That's a really nice looking outfit. Nice job!

velosewer said...

Gorgeous styling Sheila. Whether it's heels or boots, this is a fab outfit.

marysews said...

Ooh, Nice!

Faye Lewis said...

Oh the boots, oh the skirt, oh the whole darn outfit. Love it!

Brandi said...

I love both looks. The color of your blouse is so pretty. The skirt with the sweater and your gorgeous boots look great on you!

MushyWear said...

Love the new skirt! Glad to hear you are staying safe with the storm. I didn't know riding boots could be altered. How fun to be able to enjoy wearing them now. I love how you have styled them with the new skirt and sweater.

toy said...

Both outfits looks great and I love the skirt fabric, it is a great skirt

Myra said...

Oh Sheila...what a beautiful outfit! Both of them! You did a great job and should be beaming with pride! Please be safe during that crazy storm out there!

RhondaBuss said...

You're hooked on a good thing. The skirt looks wonderful on you. I love the dabeic that you chose for this one. So versatile.

Sister said...

Gorgeous skirt, and cool about the boots - I have the same problem with my stick-thin legs. Good to know there's a solution!

Brenda said...

Praying for you all during this storm, glad you're safe.

Your skirt is just gorgeous! This fabric choice was a dead ringer for this skirt. Awesome!!! Love the way you styled both outfits. I can't take my eyes off that skirt it is beautiful.

Sheila said...

Thanks Ladies for the Awesome compliments.

Cennetta said...

I really like how you styled this skirt. Super cute.

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